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Library Hosting Family History Day Oct. 14

Oct 03, 2023

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Cumberland County Public Library’s Local & State History Department is holding a Family History Day on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join the library and explore your family history through resources and interactive activities. The Local & State History Room is located on the second floor of Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, in downtown Fayetteville.

Cheri Molter of the North Carolina History Center on the Civil War, Emancipation & Reconstruction will give a presentation on the importance of recording your family history at 1 p.m. The Cumberland County Genealogical Society will give a presentation on ways libraries can help you conduct genealogical research.

Anyone attending will have the opportunity to record family history accounts through short oral history family interviews from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will be able to keep these recordings. There will be genealogical activities for children also.

Family History Day is made possible by the Friends of the Cumberland County Public Library, Inc. The Friends have provided a grant to the Local & State History Department for Oral Histories. As part of the grant, the Local & State History Department is seeking oral history interviews for the downtown civil rights era protests in the 1960s. If interested in participating, contact the Local & State History room at 910-483-7727 ext. 1365, or email lsh@cumberlandcountync.gov.

For more information on the Library system, including other locations and hours of operation, visit cumberlandcountync.gov/library.